Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Monday is a snow day (again) here in Greater Boston, so I know my talented friend and fellow designer Talitha Kuomi is home, like me, knitting between kids and meal prep, but today she is also sharing her thoughts for the From Folly Cove blog tour. Tal’s pattern prize is the Lanesville Pullover, named for the neighborhood in Gloucester, Massachusetts where the Folly Cove Designers had their workshop.

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Unlike most of the designs in this collection, this sweater is more informed by mid-century fashion than any particular artist or textile. The waist detail, back ties, and super short sleeves feel feminine and period perfect to me, with a slightly nautical influence. The stripes are a combination of simple intarsia and slip stitch, and the ties in the back can be knit as you go or added later.

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I think it has great potential for many different color combinations given the available palette of Classic Elite’s Liberty Wool Light, from the slightly wild to the super preppy, depending on your personal style.

Talitha has some lovely things to say (as she always does) about the pattern and a copy of the pattern to give away to one of her lucky commenters, so click over there right now for your chance.